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“Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room” is a presentation honoring the historic Seneca Village, destroyed to complete Central Park.
An ongoing presentation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room” is a fabricated domestic space conceived around New York City’s historic Seneca Village, which was located in an area that is now part of Central Park. A community of predominantly Black landowners, Seneca Village was seized by eminent domain and its residents displaced in 1857 in order to make room for the park. Titled for the words of Virginia Hamilton, retelling the legend of the Flying African, The Met’s presentation embraces the African belief that past, present, and future are interconnected, proposing a visual tale of what could have been if Seneca Village had not been destroyed through an array of works, including commissions from Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Fabiola Jean-Louis, and Jenn Nkiru.
David Zwirner and Fraenkel Gallery have come together for the presentation of “Cataclysm: The 1972 Diane Arbus Retrospective Revisited.”
An exhibition of new multimedia paintings by Andro Wekua is on view at Gladstone 64 from September 14—October 22.
In Christina Quarles's “In 24 Days tha Sun’ll Set at 7pm” the artist is sharing new works that are the product of her recent residency at Hauser & Wirth in Somerset.
The first U.S. survey of Anna-Eva Bergman, “Revelation” is one of the few looks at the experimental practice of the dynamic Norwegian-born artist.
Lucy Bull's first solo exhibition in New York, "Piper" is on view at David Kordansky from September 10—October 15, where the artist will introduce new works on canvas.
Jenny Holzer’s most recent language-based artworks can be seen at Hauser & Wirth’s New York gallery in an exhibition titled “DEMENTED WORDS.”
Originating at World Cultural Heritage sites, “nendo Sees Kyoto” is the result of the design house’s collaborations with six Japanese master artisans.
vanessa german’s “Sad Rapper” constructs a narrative of characters from the same neighborhood as a platform to challenge urgent and current issues.